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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
high noon (=12 o'clock in the middle of the day)
morning, noon, and night (=all the time)
▪ She nagged at him morning, noon, and night.
▪ Pictorially this visual time sequence can be used to suggest morning, high noon, afternoon and evening.
▪ Say you were stuck out in the Sonoran wilderness at high noon in summer, lost, thirsty and tired.
▪ From high noon to sundown we blazed and buzzed like hot island bees on sweet cherry trees.
▪ And there they sat without frames, naked in the heat of high noon, waiting to be paid attention to.
▪ The 1987 election marked the high noon of the government of Margaret Thatcher.
▪ The siren was simply announcing high noon.
▪ The glaring light of high noon encouraged his use of rich blacks.
▪ It was always high noon there.
▪ The telegram from the Red Cross arrived at noon and its yellow envelope sent a chill through her heart.
▪ The company had taken off for London on a Sunday at noon, arriving Monday at noon for a Tuesday night opening.
▪ The first train ex Aberystwyth is at 07.00 arrives at Euston at noon.
▪ The letter to Dan arrives just after noon on a Thursday in late October.
▪ Amaryllis had put on a dress which had arrived only that noon from London.
▪ He was arrested at 6 a.m. and detained at a police station until his interview began after noon.
▪ Event begins at noon today, and 10 a. m. tomorrow and Sunday in Oracle, located 45 minutes north of Tucson.
▪ The peasant told the emperor to agree to the match, on the condition that it begin at noon.
▪ Las Vegas bookmakers started posting odds by noon Tuesday, soon after nominations were announced.
▪ The action starts at 12 noon.
▪ When: The parade of gymnasts starts at noon Saturday.
▪ When the captain started coming after noon, they were not unhappy.
▪ The $ 25-per-ticket debut tour, by invitation only, starts at noon at DeFremery Park.
morning, noon, and night
▪ I've been going to meetings morning, noon, and night lately.
▪ Danny hardly ever gets up before noon.
▪ the noon meal
▪ The gallery is open from noon to 6 p.m.
▪ Anyone who wishes to have their bike security marked should pop along between 10 a.m. and 12 noon.
▪ Friday, noon to 5 p. m..
▪ He says some one called at her house at noon yesterday, and its likely he returned later with the robbers.
▪ Mrs Hooper sat in the attic morning, noon and night, and their presents lay unopened under Noreen's artistic tree.
▪ Regular gallery hours are 11 a. m. to 5 p. m. Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p. m. Sunday.
▪ She promises to come for him at noon.
▪ The galleries, many of which are closed Mondays or Tuesdays, open at 11 a. m. or noon.
▪ The Nordic Initiative will sponsor a luncheon for the group at noon in the Ramada Inn.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Noon \Noon\ (n[=o]n), a. No. See the Note under No. [Obs.]


Noon \Noon\ (n[=oo]n), n. [AS. n[=o]n, orig., the ninth hour, fr. L. nona (sc. hora) the ninth hour, then applied to the church services (called nones) at that hour, the time of which was afterwards changed to noon. See Nine, and cf. Nones, Nunchion.]

  1. The middle of the day; midday; the time when the sun is in the meridian; twelve o'clock in the daytime.

  2. Hence, the highest point; culmination.

    In the very noon of that brilliant life which was destined to be so soon, and so fatally, overshadowed.

    High noon, the exact meridian; midday.

    Noon of night, midnight. [Poetic]


Noon \Noon\, a. Belonging to midday; occurring at midday; meridional.


Noon \Noon\, v. i. To take rest and refreshment at noon.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-12c., non "midday, 12 o'clock p.m., midday meal," from Old English non "3 o'clock p.m., the ninth hour," also "the canonical hour of nones," from Latin nona hora "ninth hour" of daylight, by Roman reckoning about 3 p.m., from nona, fem. singular of nonus "ninth" (see nones). Sense shift from "3 p.m." to "12 p.m." began during 12c., when time of Church prayers shifted from ninth hour to sixth hour, or perhaps because the customary time of the midday meal shifted, or both. The shift was complete by 14c. (same evolution in Dutch noen).


Etymology 1 n. 1 (context obsolete English) The ninth hour of the day counted from sunrise; around three o'clock in the afternoon. 2 time of day when the sun is in its zenith; twelve o'clock in the day, midday. 3 (context obsolete English) The corresponding time in the middle of the night; midnight. 4 (context figurative English) The highest point; culmination. vb. To relax or sleep around midday Etymology 2

n. The letter ن in the Arabic script.


n. the middle of the day [syn: twelve noon, high noon, midday, noonday, noontide]

Noon (disambiguation)

Noon is the time 12 o'clock midday.

Noon may refer to:

Noon (play)

Noon is a one-act play by Terrence McNally. It constitutes the second segment of the trilogy Morning, Noon and Night, which premiered on Broadway in 1968.


Noon (also midday or noon time) is usually defined as 12 o'clock in the daytime. The term midday is also used colloquially to refer to an arbitrary period of time in the middle of the day. Solar noon is when the sun crosses the meridian and is at its highest elevation in the sky, at 12 o'clock apparent solar time. The local or clock time of solar noon depends on the longitude and date. The opposite of noon is midnight.

In many cultures in the Northern Hemisphere, noon had ancient geographic associations with the direction "south" (as did midnight with "north" in some cultures). Remnants of the noon = south association are preserved in the words for noon in French ( Midi) and Italian ( Mezzogiorno), both of which also refer to the southern parts of the respective countries. Modern Polish, Belarusian, Ukrainian, and Serbian go a step farther, with the words for noon (południe, поўдзень, південь, пoднeliterally "half-day") also meaning "south" and the words for "midnight" (północ, поўнач, північ, пoнoħliterally "half-night", as with English mid(dle) meaning "half") also meaning "north".

Noon (Literary Annual)

NOON is a literary annual founded in 2000 by American author Diane Williams. The 15th Anniversary Edition launched March 2014. NOON is archived at The Lilly Library along with the personal literary archive of founding editor Diane Williams. The Lilly is the principal rare books, manuscripts, and special collections repository of Indiana University.

NOON publishes fiction and occasional essays. A full table of contents, including back issues, is available on the NOON website. In January 2016, Rachel Syme of The New York Times described the magazine as "a beautiful annual that remains staunchly avant-garde in its commitment to work that is oblique, enigmatic and impossible to ignore. . .stories that leave a flashbulb's glow behind the eyes even as they resist sense." In 2007, Deb Olin Unferth told Bookslut that NOON founder and editor Diane Williams "inspires excellence and demands discipline. More than an editor, she is an editor-artist."

NOON stories have won numerous awards and prizes, including:

  • Brandon Hobson's "Past the EconoLodge" - 2016 Pushcart Prize
  • Lincoln Michel's "If It Were Anyone Else' - 2015 Pushcart Prize
  • Joanna Ruocco's "If the Man Took" - 2014 Pushcart Prize
  • Deb Olin Unferth's "Likable" - 2014 Pushcart Prize, "Pet" - 2010 Pushcart Prize, “Juan the Cell Phone Salesman" - 2005 Pushcart Prize
  • Lydia Davis's "We Had Wondered What Animal Might Arrive" - 2009 Pushcart Prize. She was also a 2007 National Book Award Fiction Finalist for her collection of stories Varieties of Disturbance. Seven of those stories appeared in previous editions of NOON.
  • Clancy Martin’s “The Best Jeweler” - 2008 Pushcart Prize
  • Christine Schutt’s “The Duchess of Albany" - 2007 O. Henry Prize
  • Kim Chinquee’s “Formation" - 2007 Pushcart Prize

NOON published first or early stories by Deb Olin Unferth, Clancy Martin and Rebecca Curtis, and regularly publishes Gary Lutz, Lydia Davis, Sam Lipsyte, Tao Lin, Dawn Raffel, Brandon Hobson, Greg Mulcahy, Rob Walsh, Kim Chinquee, and others, giving it a reputation as "easily one of the most innovative literary magazines in America." The journal also publishes original drawings by Raymond Pettibon and Augusta Gross, and photographs by Bill Hayward.

Noon (musician)

Noon is a pseudonym of Polish electronic musician and producer Mikołaj Bugajak. He was born in 1979 in Warsaw, Poland. He began his career with the team Grammatik with which in 1998 issued the first his album "EP".

His music evolved from downtempo/ ambient grooves to breakbeat electronica. Noon’s all works are based on vinyl sampling and spiced up with analogue synthesis. He has own home music studio called “33Obroty” where the whole music works are taken place. DJ Twister

One video has been shot for "Studio Games" single from "Studio Games" CD.

His two LP’s with warsaw’s rapper Pezet made him one of Poland’s most respected producers.

Noon's tracks also appeared on UK based Canteen Records and Canadian Launchbox Recordings labels' releases.

Usage examples of "noon".

And the ceiling fair that rose aboon The white and feathery fleece of noon.

By noon he was riding a farmland road where the acequias carried the water down along the foot-trodden selvedges of the fields and he stood the horse to water and walked it up and back in the shade of a cottonwood grove to cool it.

Bees wandered among the heliotrope and verbena and pots of sapphire agapanthus, and even that shady place felt the hot breath of the summer noon.

Lynn Flewelling Stopping just long enough for a bath and a hasty meal, Seregil and Alec were ready to move on by noon.

Tha saw me every day, An' said tha knew noa happiness When aw wor foorced away.

McGinty: patrolling slowly back and forth across the straits until noon, performing the duties just described, then after lunch anchoring in a quiet little cove on the Shikoku side for the afternoon, watching the strait visually and by radar, and communicating with any passing ships by radio or twenty-four-inch signal light.

The way had turned upon itself, the sun had moved past noon, and I was still thinking the Armiger game in my head.

On the morrow of our arrival the Khania Atene sent us two beautiful white horses of pure and ancient blood, and at noon we mounted them and went out to ride with her accompanied by a guard of soldiers.

Developed by the General Atomic Company in a three-year research, the 750,000-pound rocket, carrying twelve atomicians and six well-known scientists, took off from a specially built skyport near Buffalo, at noon, September 10, and landed on the moon, 250,000 miles distant, at 1 p.

Monday around noon he was allowed to sit in a deck-chair, on the lawn, which he had avidly gazed at for some days from his window.

Awst be better when spring comes, aw think, But aw feel varry sickly an waik, Awve noa relish for mait nor for drink, An awm ommost too weary to laik.

Ali Baba found himself chopping the most sturdy wood from the darkest part of the forest, a place so dense with undergrowth that it seemed to be twilight at noon, and every shadow appeared to produce a further shadow of its own.

By noon, Becker had been on the vidphone to Cornell, Stanford, and the University of Chicago.

At noon, as we were at dinner in the kitchen, where we took our meals on account of the cold weather, Bettina began again to raise piercing screams.

At noon the worthy prelate was shewn up to my room, and began by complimenting me on the good reputation I had at Zurich, saying that this made him believe that my vocation was a real one.